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Harman-kardon-sb16.33419443
7.9 out of 10

Harman Kardon SB16

Great Deal: $349.99

Reviews and Problems with Harman Kardon SB16

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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Sound but Glitchy

JP, Amazon
14 June 2012
  • Summary: So I get this unit through my work points system (basically free). And boy am I glad that I didn't pay $600 for this unit. I would have been very upset. So having the same issues as others: 1. Volume does not go low enough 2. No display of volume level 3. On a Panasonic Tv, turned off the internal speakers. However, each time I hit volume now (for the soundbar) the TV displays a message (forget the exact wording) for basically stating that internal speakers are off.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fair

MSBound, Amazon
6 March 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this item and found that it was exactly as promised except for one issue that caused me to return the unit. It did have a descent sound and the sub is very good. However, the big problem with this unit is the inability to turn the volume down very low. I spent $75.00 to return it because it just can't be turned down to a low level. In order to control the volume to a low level you must be able to adjust the output of your actual TV.
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Overall 6
6.0

Awesome Sound but Wi-Fi Interference

SanjeevP "Bottom Line", Amazon
25 December 2011
  • Summary: The sound is just awesome and the system is easy to set up. But as other users have pointed out, the wireless subwoofer interferes with at least 2.4 GH based Wi-Fi networks. The sound is interrupted with using internet on the Wi-Fi; and the Wi-Fi becomes erratic. I have not tried it with 5.4 GHz W-Fi network. But if your house or apartment is small and within the range of 5.4 GHz network then this speaker system may work well for you.
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Overall 6
6.0

Why Can't It Just Work Right?

Reluctant Buyer, Amazon
28 November 2011
  • Summary: First, the sound from this system is great. I cannot deny that. But my new TV (a Panasonic) will not allow me to turn off the TV's volume unless I am using a compatible (i.e., a Panasonic) sound system. That stinks, but we have found ways to work around that. Annoying, but workable. Here is the real kicker. The bass from the subwoofer is awesome....but we have a different interference problem with the wireless subwoofer than the one you will read about in other reviews.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Sound, but Riddled with Glitches and Oversights

James E. Jones, Amazon
23 April 2011
  • Summary: I was in the market for a soundbar for the game room in the new home I'm purchasing. After researching all the reviews, I decided to go with the SB 16. First things first: The sound is amazing. The faux surround really is impressive and the shape of the room doesn't matter. The sub has adjustable crossover and a phase switch, so you can find that perfect sweet spot for your room. $600 sounds steep, but you are getting a lot for your money.
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